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De Swanson, Rosario – Hispania, 2017
The poem "Ritmos negros del PerĂº" by Afro-Peruvian writer Nicomedes Santa Cruz recovers Afro-Peruvian history and agency through the retelling of the journey of a mythical grandmother. Through the retelling of her story, the poet claims blackness and African roots as pillars of Peruvian culture. In so doing, Santa Cruz opens the door not…
Descriptors: History, Story Telling, Foreign Countries, Poetry
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Klaiber, Jeffrey – Journal of Moral Education, 2009
The Catholic Church, with deep roots in the history of Latin America, exercises considerable influence on all levels of society. Especially after the Second Vatican Council and the bishops' conference at Medellin (1968) the Church took up the banner of human rights and the cause of the poor. During the dictatorships and in the midst of the…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Latin American History, Foreign Countries, Catholics
Williford, Miriam, Ed.; Casteel, J. Doyle, Ed. – 1977
This publication is a collection of the presentations made at the 1977 National Seminar of the Latin American Studies Association. Each article or presentation can stand alone; together they provide a sweeping view of the complexities of Latin America and suggestions for more effective secondary and college teaching about the area. There are three…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Economics, Filmographies, Higher Education
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Palmer, J. Jesse; And Others – Social Education, 1988
The second in a three-part geographical education series, this article focuses on human-environmental relations in the geographical area including Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea. The article examines how the historical and cultural roots of the people of Middle America have influenced their interaction with and modification of…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Latin American Culture, Latin American History
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Sunal, Cynthia Szymanski; And Others – Social Education, 1994
Provides an overview of the decade-long civil war in El Salvador and discusses its historical and cultural roots. Presents 14 letters, 2 poems, and 3 drawings by fourth-grade students in El Salvador that relate to the impact of war on their lives. Provides suggestions for using these letters in social studies classes. (CFR)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Childhood Attitudes, Childhood Needs, Educational Strategies
Sunshine, Catherine A.; Menkart, Deborah, Ed. – 1994
These materials are designed to help students bridge the gaps in the news and their textbooks about the country of Haiti and to provide suggestions for further research. The following framework is suggested for studying Haiti today: (1) Haiti's current crisis is best understood in historical perspective; (2) the U.S. government has heavily…
Descriptors: Democracy, Foreign Countries, Global Education, Instructional Materials
Mowry, George; Lacy, Ann – 1995
This lesson is a series of activities and multi-media presentations designed to enable students to understand the historic and geographic roots of some of the problems that Central American nations have faced. Geography, history, writing, and storytelling are used as ways of understanding a multicultural world. Creative thinking and participation…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Foreign Countries, Geography, Intercultural Communication
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Munoz, Gabriel Trujillo, Ed. – 1990
This anthology/textbook is part of a Mexican series of instructional materials designed for Spanish speaking adults who are in the process of becoming literate or have recently become literate in their native language. This document presents a collection of works from important writers directed to the population of Baja California, especially to…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Students, Foreign Countries, Functional Literacy
Sunshine, Catherine A.; Menkart, Deborah – 1993
Developed for secondary students to place political situations in context, this document uses essays, interviews, songs, literature, and prose to present the culture of Haiti and the history of colonialism, neo-colonialism, and struggles for independence. After a historical overview, a chronology provides key dates in Haitian history. Maps of…
Descriptors: Colonialism, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Cultural Influences
Monterey County Office of Education, Salinas, CA. – 1993
The curriculum presented here contains three units designed to help Mexican-American migrant students understand and value the richness of their culture, experiences, and family. Unit 1, "My Roots," examines the different components of a culture, and presents aspects of the Aztec civilization and culture. Activities include hearing a…
Descriptors: Activity Units, Art Activities, Class Activities, Cultural Education